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Roach's run from law leads to jail
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A man who bailed from his car and ran from police on foot has been sentenced to serve six month in jail.
The motorist, Brandon Lee Roach, 23, had been in trouble with the law before on more than one occasion, his familiarity with police and the court system bringing his long jail sentence.
Roach entered guilty pleas to several criminal counts before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke and was sentenced to serve six months in jail to be served in addition to time he owes the state for violating his probation. His pleas are for charges including evading arrest, third-offense driving on a suspended license, and violation of probation.
Roach’s sentence comes after police pulled over his Nissan Sentra after he ran a stop sign at Winding Way and Kirby Street.
McMinnville police officer Marty Cantrell said that upon turning on his blue lights the suspect stopped in a driveway on Winding Way and jumped out of his vehicle.
“He ran from officers,” Cantrell said, noting he pursued through the neighborhood on foot. “He was taken into custody behind a home on Rebel Hill Street.”
A check of his driver license prior to his arrest revealed Roach was driving on a suspended license. His license had been suspended for failing to take care of an earlier citation.